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Te Manawhenua Forum

Council and forum members have established a formal process of representation for Māori within the district. The forum is a standing committee of Council and the structure was developed through discussions with Māori nominated representatives. The Forum meets quarterly.

The purpose of Te Manawhenua Forum mō Matamata-Piako is, “To facilitate tangata whenua contribution to Council’s decision making.” The forum considers matters to sustainably promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Māori communities for today and for the future.

The Forum includes representatives from Council, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Rāhiri-Tumutumu, Raukawa, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Pāoa and Ngāti Hinerangi. Ngāti Tamaterā also have the ability to join.

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Te Ao Marama Maaka - Chairperson

Te Ao Marama Maaka

Chairperson
Ngāti Hauā

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Mayor Ash Tanner

Mayor Ash Tanner

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Deputy Mayor Neil Goodger

Neil Goodger

Deputy Mayor

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Rangitionga Kaukau

Rangitionga Kaukau

Ngāti Hauā

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Hinerangi Vaimoso

Hinerangi Vaimoso

Ngāti Hinerangi

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Gavin Anderson

Phil Smith

Ngāti Hinerangi

Gary Thompson

Gary Thompson

Ngāti Paoa

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Gary Thompson

Glenys Puke

Ngāti Paoa

Kathy Ngamane

Michael Baker

Ngāti Whanaunga

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Gavin Anderson

Gavin Anderson

Ngāti Whanaunga

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Kathy Ngamane

Kathy Ngamane

Ngāti Maru

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Waati Ngamane

Waati Ngamane

Ngāti Maru

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Kathy Ngamane

Jill Taylor

Ngāti Tumutumu

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Daniel Braid

Daniel Braid

Ngāti Tumutumu

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